The MCA Practice Group recognised the need for health and social care professionals to be brought up to speed on specific parts of the Mental Capacity Act and how this affects eligible adults.

Advocacy Focus’s Advocacy Manager John Hutchison was part of the production team who scripted each of the eight short videos in the series as well as being involved in the editing and production.

“The Mental Capacity Act can be difficult to work your way around, even for professionals working within the social care sector every day, so these easy to understand video sequences help to demystify the different aspects of the MCA.

The videos are available online to access at any time and offer helpful guidance on subjects including ‘Lasting power of attorney’, ‘Best interest decision making’, ‘Mental Capacity assessment’ and other aspects of the Mental Capacity Act. We also use these videos in our training sessions with all health and social care professionals across Lancashire and beyond.”

The pan Lancashire MCA group consists of Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Foundation Trust, all Lancashire CCGs, Blackburn with Darwen CCG, Blackpool Council and Blackpool CCG as well as the 4 hospital trusts of the pan Lancashire footprint.